Dennis Ritchie – RIP

There are reports that Dennis Ritchie has died.  He was one of the creators of the C programming language, and of the unix operating system.

I do not mourn his death – that comes to all of us.  But I celebrate his life, which was a life of achievement.  I consider him one of the computing greats.  Everyone who has worked with computers has benefited in some ways from what Ritchie has given us.


About Neil Rickert

Retired mathematician and computer scientist who dabbles in cognitive science.

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